Stories by Thor Olavsrud

In Pictures: Top Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service vendors

Choosing the right Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider is growing increasingly difficult in a highly competitive market. Here are the top IaaS players identified by Gartner and their recommended use cases.

In Pictures: How 7 companies bring power to Hadoop Big Data applications

Intel and Cloudera joined forces just a year ago to accelerate enterprise Hadoop adoption. Here’s how seven companies have taken advantage of new technology to drive Big Data.

In Pictures: How IBM Watson apps are changing seven industries

These seven IBM Watson-powered apps are transforming the way work is done in industries ranging from healthcare and travel to entertainment and oil & gas.

In Pictures: 9 biggest information security threats for the next two years

Each year, the Information Security Forum, a non-profit association that researches and analyzes security and risk management issues, releases its 'Threat Horizon' report to provide a forward-looking view of the biggest security threats over a two-year period. Here are the top 9 threats to watch for through 2017.

Five information security trends that will dominate 2015

In information security circles, 2014 has been a year of what seems like a never-ending stream of cyberthreats and data breaches, affecting retailers, banks, gaming networks, governments and more.

In Pictures: 10 IBM Watson-powered apps that are changing our world

IBM is investing $US1 billion in its IBM Watson Group with the aim of creating an ecosystem of startups and businesses building cognitive computing applications with Watson. Here are 10 examples that are making an impact.

In pictures: 11 clean up tips for CIOs

Here are tips from four CIOs and CTOs for cleaning up your IT environment.

Hortonworks brings Hadoop 2.0 to Windows

The Hadoop specialist has announced the general availability of Hortonworks Data Platform 2.0 for Windows, which is designed to bring the power of Hadoop 2.0's YARN-based architecture to Windows data centers.

IBM looks to outsmart big data competition with Watson

It's a bit of commonly accepted wisdom in big data circles that small companies and startups will be the ones to drive big data technology forward and define the shape of the market to come. The large players, like IBM and Oracle, unable to adjust quickly enough to a world changing at breakneck speed, will see bits of their business intelligence market stripped away by smaller, more agile competitors.

In Pictures: 12 Big Data predictions for 2014

It's been one of the big buzzwords of 2013, but what does 2014 have in store for Big Data? CIO.com looks at 12 ways the technology and the market will evolve in the coming year.

In Pictures: 10 Big Data Trends Changing the Face of Business

Big data is slowly but surely changing the way companies do business. Here's a look at 10 trends shaping big data and the future of business.

In Pictures: 10 mobile device management leaders that help IT control BYOD

Managing devices in a BYOD environment is no small feat, and the right mobile device management product is a key component in making it work. Here are 10 top MDM vendors in the market today.

In Pictures: 10 real-world Big Data deployments that will change our lives

The amount of data in the world is increasing exponentially, doubling every 18 months. Here are 10 real-world Big Data deployments you may not have realized were driven by big data.

In pictures: 12 scams of Christmas and how to avoid them

'Tis the season for online scams. Here are 12 of the most dangerous scams you're likely to see this holiday season.

In Pictures: 8 real-world Big Data deployments

The amount of data in the world doubles every 18 months. Here's a look at eight real-world big data deployments in a variety of industries.